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Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Lesson 10 of 58

Fix Red Eye & Pet Eye


Learn How to Use Photoshop Elements

Lesson 10 of 58

Fix Red Eye & Pet Eye


Lesson Info

Fix Red Eye & Pet Eye

The other thing that I wanted to show you, let's go back to our photo bin and let's take a look at this red-eye. So this is a big thing and I told you it was really quick and easy to fix and that's why we don't run the auto red-eye scan because it's so easy. So here we are in our quick edit workspace and there's this little button right here, this tool of a red-eye and that's what it's for, it's fixing red-eye. So you'll notice down here there's a button to just auto-correct, so I can just click that, boop and it's gonna think for a minute, it's scanning the image and ta dah, it fixed it. So that's all there is to it really, but you can see it did take a moment, so that's why we don't run it when we import all of our photos because if you take that many moments, multiply times thousands of photos, it's going to be a long process. Let's undo that, so we can try it manually so you can get the idea. I'm just gonna zoom in here. And once I zoom in I can hold the space bar to drag this imag...

e down so I can get a better look. So the way that this tool works is you just position it on the red part of their eye and you click and it fills it in with dark. So I can come over here and do that eye as well. If I want to adjust, like sometimes it doesn't fill it in all the way or it misses the edges or it doesn't make it dark enough or it makes it too dark. If you want to adjust it you want to undo the command and then make the adjustment here and then redo it. So maybe if I want it less dark. Let's see how that looks now. It still looks pretty good. So there's a lot of choices for doing this, the auto or doing it manually or even making all these adjustments but it's really simple. So that's all there is to correcting red-eye. You'll notice there's an option down here for pet's eye so let's take a peek at what that looks like with this image here. We'll go back to the red-eye tool and I'm gonna turn on the option for pet's eye. Pet eye is a whole different phenomenon but people, you know, they're creeped out, they want to fix that too. So pet eye also works. There is not an auto-correct option for pet eye so sorry, Fluffy. But that one didn't work quite as well so I'm gonna undo that and see if we can increase the pupil radius and maybe darken it a little more. You just have to experiment. Oh yeah, that was better. I think that produced a better result. So you can feel free to play with this, just remember you have to adjust this before you do the command. So if you make it and you don't like it, undo it, then adjust it and then redo it.

Class Description

We all have hundreds of images on our smartphones and cameras that we never do anything with. Adobe Photoshop Elements is the perfect tool for beginners to use for organizing and editing those images. Khara Plicanic will show you the practical ways to use this software by using step-by-step projects you can follow along with at home. You’ll get hands-on practice at making selections and working with layers, doing simple retouching, and adding text to your images.

You’ll also learn: 

• Basic adjustments to color and adding contrast to photos 
• Understanding resolution and image resizing and how to use the crop tool 
• Simple retouching and image compositing

No Photoshop Elements class would be complete without shedding light on file saving and organizing your images for a complete workflow! By the time you’re finished with this class, you’ll be creating beautiful images to share with your family and friends.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015


  1. Class Introduction
  2. Understand How Elements Works
  3. Importing Images
  4. Workspace Basics: Organizer
  5. Workspace Basics: Editor
  6. Tonal Adjustments in Quick Fix
  7. Color Adjustments in Quick Fix
  8. Apply Black & White Filters
  9. Sharpen an Image
  10. Fix Red Eye & Pet Eye
  11. Straighten an Image in Quick Fix
  12. Explanation of Photoshop Elements
  13. Basic Cropping in Quick Fix
  14. Guided Edit Overview
  15. Guided Edit: Tilt Shift
  16. Ways to Save Files
  17. Layers & Simple Selections
  18. Combine Images with Layers
  19. How to Use Layer Styles
  20. Make Selections with Layers
  21. Make Selection with Lasso
  22. Compositing with Multiple Images
  23. Refine Edge Selection on Image
  24. Use Refine Edge on Images
  25. Create Gradient in Image
  26. Gradient Map Differences
  27. Options for Saving
  28. Brushes Overview
  29. Creatively Use Brushes
  30. How to Change Brush Settings
  31. Use Shape Tool with Brushes
  32. Work with Multiple Shape Layers
  33. Finish Image with Custom Shape Tool
  34. How to Load Brushes into Elements
  35. Add Layer Style to Image
  36. Clip Image to Shape & Use as Template
  37. Retouching Overview
  38. How to Use Content-Aware Fill
  39. How to Use Content-Aware Move Tool
  40. Spot Healing Brush on Blemishes
  41. Remove Frown Lines with Retouching
  42. How to Remove Tattoos
  43. Remove a Gap in Teeth
  44. How to Whiten Teeth
  45. Adjust Facial Features
  46. Working with Type Overview
  47. Match Type for Image
  48. How to Manipulate Type Layers
  49. Create Postcard with Type
  50. Add Type on a Path
  51. Organizing Images in Elements
  52. Add Keywords to Images
  53. Smart Tags Overview
  54. Using Albums in Elements
  55. Places Workspace Overview
  56. Use Event Tags on Images
  57. Timeline for Image Organization
  58. Recommended Workflow


a Creativelive Student

Just watching this class live. It's my first class with Khara; she is a wonderful teacher, moving at a steady speed but always being careful to let us know what she's doing in the moment. I would classify myself as intermediate in terms of PSE but I've learned lots of little things that will make further use even easier and more fun. I really appreciated her descriptions of the difference between PS and PSE and her encouragement in using Photoshop Elements and all that it can do.


I have only been able to watch portions of this class but every single part that I have watched has been technically clear and inspiring to me. Based on this experience and the thorough, 58 item list of lessons, I will surely be buying this class soon! Thank you Khara and Creativelive for making a class on this topic and making it be super!!

Ven S

Great course. You can tell she knows the programme inside out.